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1 (Creasey, John). Mann, Abel DANGER WOMAN
New York: Pocket Books, (1966). First edition: Paperback Original. #50298; cover price, $.50. ''Storm had the face of an angel. She had a body that could drive men mad.'' Mass Market Paperback. A bright, fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps. A whisper of age-toning within, else as fresh as the day it came off the press. Cover painting by Roger Kastel. The title seems to play on DANGER MAN, the hit U.K. spy series with Patrick McGoohan. 
Creasey, cloaked as Mann for the first and only time, introduces "the legendary Storm. Our own Mata Hari." Though she didn't catch on, she looks quite fetching in the splendid cover art, clad in only a sheet, a pistol in her hand, a dead man in her bed. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 (Crossen, Kendall Foster). Richards, Clay THE GENTLE ASSASSIN
Indianapolis/Kansas City/New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., (1964). B0006BMCZE First edition, first printing. Jacket design by Burt Goldblatt. Hardcover. Age darkening to perimeters of covers, thus near fine, in brick-red cloth shelfback over white patterned boards; in an age-toned dust jacket with light rubbing, a small chip to upper rear panel, closed tear with attendant crease to upper front, mild wear. 
A Colonel Kim Locke mystery by Kendall Foster Crossen under pseudonym. Crossen launched the Locke series under his own name, with THE TORTURED PATH (1957), and THE BIG DIVE (1959). In this entry, the CIA operative must follow a lead to Cuba. 
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3 (Davis, Frederick C.) Steele, Curtis Operator 5: BLOOD REIGN OF THE DICTATOR
(San Diego, California): A Corinth Suspense Novel, (1966). First edition, first printing. Operator 5 Book No. 6. Fine, as as-new, unread copy in illustrated wraps. First book appearance of a story first seen in the OPERATOR #5 pulp in May, 1935. 
"Ursus Young was Absolute Dictator of a State..Then Wrested to Himself All Powers Over the Nation!...Those who dared to oppose the usurper fell one by one beneath the blade of his guillotine!" 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Operator 5: THE ARMY OF THE DEAD, (Davis, Frederick C.)  Steele, Curtis
4 (Davis, Frederick C.) Steele, Curtis Operator 5: THE ARMY OF THE DEAD
(San Diego, California): A Corinth Suspense Novel, (1966). First edition, first printing: paperback original. Operator 5 Book No. 2. Mass market paperback. A fine, as-new copy, in illustrated wraps. The first book appearance. 
Yarn first seen March, 1935 in the pulp OPERATOR #5: AMERICA'S SECRET SERVICE ACE. "Into Death's Temple Jimmy rushed headlong where the archfiend awaited, eager to sacrifice him on the bloody altar of tyranny and resurrect him as a mindless recruit." 
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5 (Deighton, Len). Hill, Weldon ONIONHEAD
(London): Andre Deutsch, (1958). Third impression. Hardcover. Near fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with a discolored (orange to yellow) spine panel and a small stain to the white rear panel. 
This novel is the basis for the Warner Bros. film starring Andy Griffith which was an attempt to cash in on the success of NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS. The jacket was designed by spy writer/illustrator Len Deighton and this copy has been SIGNED by him. 
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6 (Deighton, Len). Pettitt, Victor & Margaret, compilers LEN DEIGHTON'S CONTINENTAL DOSSIER: A Collection of Cultural Culinary, Historical Spooky, Grim and Preposterous Fact
(London): Michael Joseph, (1968). First edition. Hardcover. Boards splayed and spine faded to a light blue with shelf-edges exhibiting some light nicking; the front endpaper has a mild crease otherwise a very good copy. This volume was issued without benefit of a dust wrapper. 
Printed boards with six-color photographic design by Max Robinson. This travel guide contains an original three-page introduction by Len Deighton and is SIGNED by him on the title-page. Ribbon-markers. Folding map in the rear. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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7 (Egleton, Clive). Tarrant, John THE CLAUBERG TRIGGER
New York: Atheneum, 1979. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with toning to the rear panel and a crease to the front flap. 
From the author of THE ROMMEL PLOT. 
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8 (Fleming, Ian). Amis, Kingsley THE JAMES BOND DOSSIER
(New York, New York): The New American Library, (1965). 9997512286 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Rust spotting along the spine, else very good; in a price-clipped and mildly soiled dust jacket. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. 
The distinguished British novelist (and pseudonymous author of a James Bond novel, COLONEL SUN, as by Robert Markham) takes on the Fleming detractors and Bond bashers, in this amusing and penetrating analysis and apologia for the Bond phenomenon. 
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9 (Fleming, Ian). Benson, Raymond THE JAMES BOND BEDSIDE COMPANION
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, (1984). 0396083838 / 9780396083832 First edition, first printing: hardcover issue. Review copy with publisher's slip. Hardcover. Corner tips lightly bumped, else a near fine copy; in lightly edgeworn, near fine dust jacket missing a tiny chip from the upper front panel. Illustrated with 100 photographs, some published here for the first time. 
The first book to examine the James Bond phenomenon in a single volume provides an encyclopedic celebration of 007 and Bondmania: Fleming bio, character portrait of Bond, detailed analyses of the books and the films. Quarto. 256 pages, indexed. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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10 (Fleming, Ian). Benson, Raymond ZERO MINUS TEN
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1997). 0399142576 / 9780399142574 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in red shelfback over black boards; in a very faintly age-toned, otherwise fine illustrated dust jacket. 
With ten days of British sovereignty left, Bond is dispatched to Hong Kong to avert a political crisis linked to a series of terrorist acts. 
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11 (Fleming, Ian). Brosnan, John JAMES BOND IN THE CINEMA
San Diego/London: A.S. Barnes & Co., Inc./The Tantivy Press, (1981). 0498025462 / 9780498025464 Second edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine in red binding with gilt spine lettering; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket. 
Over a hundred stills decorate Brosnan's lively and authoritative text, here updated to include the Bond films made since the book's original 1972 appearance. 309 pages, film credits. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 (Fleming, Ian). Gardner, John BROKENCLAW
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1990). 0399135413 / 9780399135415 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a faintly age-toned, else fine dust jacket. 
Agent 007 meets his match in John Gardner's ninth addition to the James Bond canon. 
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13 (Fleming, Ian). Gardner, John DEATH IS FOREVER
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1992). 0399137165 / 9780399137167 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
John Gardner's eleventh addition to the classic, best-selling James Bond series. 
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14 (Fleming, Ian). Gardner, John ICEBREAKER
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1983). 0399128115 / 9780399128110 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in an age-toned, else fine dust jacket. 
Bond is sent to Finland where he must cooperate with KGB, FBI and Mossad agents to eradicate a secret neo-Nazi sect. 
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15 (Fleming, Ian). Gardner, John NO DEALS, MR. BOND
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1987). 0399132546 / 9780399132544 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Ian Fleming's James Bond returns for another deadly assignment in John Gardner's sixth contribution to the Bond series. 
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16 (Fleming, Ian). Gardner, John ROLE OF HONOR
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1984). 039912912X / 9780399129124 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket that shows just a hint of fading to the spine panel. 
A James Bond thriller in Gardner's continuing adventures of Fleming's master spy. In this episode, Bond abandons his 007 status, resigns from the service, and heads south for Monte Carlo in his Bentley Mulsanne Turbo in search of a new...role of honor. 
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17 (Fleming, Ian). Gardner, John SCORPIUS
London/Sydney/Auckland/Toronto: Hodder & Stoughton, (1988). 03404155231 First edition. Hardcover. Textblock shows uniform mild age-toning (as expected), else a fine copy in gilt-lettered black paper-over-boards; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
Bond is pitted against Father Valentine, nicknamed Scorpius, a terrorist arms dealer and one of the most ruthless and sinister villains the agent has ever encountered in this seventh entry in Gardner's 007 series. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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18 (Fleming, Ian). Gardner, John THE MAN FROM BARBAROSSA
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1991). 0399136258 / 9780399136252 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A case of mistaken identity pits 007 against a new breed of international terrorists in John Gardner's 10th contribution to the James Bond series. 
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19 (Fleming, Ian). Gardner, John WIN, LOSE OR DIE
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1989). 0399134360 / 9780399134364 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Textblock lightly age-toned, else fine, as-new, in a sharp, bright, fresh, very nearly fine dust jacket with a whisper of age-toning. 
Gardner's eighth 007 adventure. 
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20 (Fleming, Ian). Hama, Larry, writer & Chaykin, Howard, penciler FOR YOUR EYES ONLY: A Marvel Movie Special
New York: Marvel Comics Group, 1981. First edition: Volume 1, Number 1: October, 1981. Fine in illustrated, stapled wraps. 
The "official Marvel Comics adaptation" of the film based on Fleming's novel. Roger Moore was the reigning Bond and his likeness is used by the artists. For the Bond fan who has everything. 
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